Amy Peters has opened an Indianapolis branch for Merlinos & Associates, an actuarial consulting firm based in Atlanta. Phone: 678-684-487.
Military veterans in Indianapolis with entrepreneurial dreams have the chance to win startup money to open their own business through Signal 88 Security’s new contest, Operation American Dream: From Battlefield to Boss. Voting is now open for the first round of the contest at http://www.signal88.com/OAD-January-Finalists.aspx. The three monthly finalists were chosen based upon a 500-word essay explaining their desire to open their own business. Veterans interested should submit an essay and video twww.signal88.com/OperationAmericanDream to be considered among the next round of monthly winners. The final deadline for video and essay submissions is May 15, 2013.For full contest details, visit www.signal88.com/OperationAmericanDream.
Green BEAN Delivery donated 4,000 pounds of canned goods to Gleaners Food Bank and Midwest Food Bank as well as 4,000 pounds of fresh produce to Second Helpings Inc.
Ambrosia will donate 10 percent of all entrée sales during February to Second Helpings.
Dance Kaleidoscope and Bosma Enterprises to benefit from a five-month effort to raise funds for a project that teams dancers with a blind or visually-impaired person. To donate visit http://t.co/BHfGs2MO.
Misty Eyes Animal Shelter & Learning Center to benefit from Winterfest Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at Avon Intermediate School East. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Contact MistyEyes.org.
Freewheelin’ Community Bikes, INDYCOG and World Bike Relief to benefit from the inaugural reCYCLE pARTS community bicycle art project March 1 at the Stutz Art Gallery. Thirty percent of sales will be donated to the charities. Contact Heather Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forest Manor Multi-Service Center to benefit from Laughing for a Cause featuring Tony Woods March 1 at 8 p.m. at Morty’s Comedy Joint. Tickets: $15. Contact Angela Williams at 545-1204, ext. 110, or email@example.com.
Indiana Members Foundation received $23,000 as a result of the Indiana Members Credit Union Funky Town fundraiser on Jan.12.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis received $1,000 as the result of a campaign by First Financial Bank on Facebook.
Conrad Indianapolis ranked No. 1 of 65 Best Indianapolis hotels, No. 1 among Best Conrad Hotels & Resorts and No. 7 among Best Hilton Hotels & Resorts by U.S. News & World Report.
Green Wave Computer Recycling LLC has received R2 Responsible Recycling certification from Perry Johnson Registrars Inc.
Raphael Health Center, St. Vincent Joshua Max Simon Primary Care Center and Westside Health Center, Wishard Health Services received Star Performer Awards from MDwise for outstanding quality and service.
Concetta Raimondi was named recipient of the American Association of School Administrators’ 2013 Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award.
Linda Wilgus, Northwest Radiology Network PC, received the Excellence in Leadership Award from Executive Women in Healthcare.
Steve Burkhardt, F.C. Tucker Co., earned a Distinguished Service Award from the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors.
Dr. Arthur C. Rettig, Methodist Sports Medicine, was named to the IUPUI Athletics Department and Office of Alumni Relations 2013 Hall of Fame class.
Richard A. Ackley, Dalmatian Fire Inc., was named recipient of the National Fire Sprinkler Association’s highest honor, the Golden Sprinkler Award.
Nine Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP attorneys in Indianapolis were named to the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers.
Three AYS Inc. after-school programs in Indianapolis and Noblesville were awarded National Accreditation status by the Council of Accreditation.
The Indianapolis Public Library received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 22nd consecutive year from the Government Finance Officers Association.
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller was awarded the Frank O’Bannon Sunshine Award by the Hoosier State Press Association for his protection of First Amendment rights in a public records dispute.
Tracy Kemp and Cindy Farrer of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies were recognized with Women in Manufacturing Science, Technology, Engineering and Production Awards for their excellence and leadership in manufacturing.•